One of the advantages of installing an ADT home security system in Shreveport is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your living space more comfortable and energy-efficient. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doors. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these devices are alone, they can have an even larger effect when utilized in tandem with your home security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Shreveport that will make your living space much more responsive to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your bedtime ritual has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the front door, set the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you forgot to lock the side door or left the living room light burning? And after you forget to do one section of your nightly checklist, it's simple to overlook it the next evening, as well. Then before you know it, your forgotten checklist becomes routine in its own right.
But you can make sure that your house is prepared for bedtime every night when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Shreveport home security system, you can craft a scene that sets all your tech without you going around the house. With a press of a screen, you can lock the doors, power off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your alarm. Or don't worry about not remembering to touch a button. Program your automation to activate at a set time -- such as 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Go For Work
Along with a before bed routine, you can set your automation parameters to activate when your home is not currently occupied. With your ADT Control mobile app, you can place your home on defense via a single button tap. Now you can guarantee that every door is locked, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even batten down the garage door with the app if it’s accidentally left open.
You don't have to keep your home locked up the whole day. Unlatch the doors for returning friends or service professionals with the mobile app. Or place your home on alert without even looking at your phone. By installing a geofence around your property, your devices arms every time you leave the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you pull up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Create Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Exiting the house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also create scenes for all types of activities. Tweak the lights just a touch while dropping your motorized shutters for the penultimate movie theatre atmosphere. Light a dimly lit trail from your bed to the kitchen for an evening snack.
You can devise a "party" scenario that automatically dims the lights and thermostat to adapt for the increased body heat. Then when anyone comes to your door, you can tell them to come on in through your doorbell camera. You can also select music and decorative lights to power on with your ADT Control app. And if you decide you need another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can easily sync it to your current network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Alerts To Your Mobile Device
Always stay in the know of what's going down in your house with automated alerts sent to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up unwanted motion, you'll know through a text or push notification. Fire and CO alarms will trigger an alert so that you won’t come home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids come home from the bus. Once you receive a notification, you can determine how to act.
Talk with delivery workers through the doorbell cameras to direct them where to hide a delivery. Watch your smart cameras to judge if the unusual movement facilitates a phone call to the police. Or remotely trigger lights and sound to frighten any suspicious intruders.
Home Automation Idea #5: Stay Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system can make you feel protected and comfortable, they will help in a fire or other emergencies. Should your smoke detectors sense excess smoke, your home can spring into action! Program the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have the system turn on all your smart bulbs to light the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can calibrate automated reactions to any emergency situations. Switch on all the lights when a glass break detector triggers. Echo your high decibel alarms when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video snippets sent to your phone when your smart locks activate. Virtually all of your devices can be synced to function together in any manner you think will help protect your home and family.